The Audi RS 5 DTM
Make way for a new exciting racing car: simultaneously with the production car, Audi Sport also launched the DTM version of Audi RS 5 Coupé. This car represents the premiere for Audi’s new RS design language and in addition, the new racer also implemented all the regulation changes. The look of the third generation of the Audi RS 5 DTM clearly differs from its two successful predecessors. Looks even more progressive and is even more extreme, aero-wise. The aerodynamic details were refined in many areas. A fact that is particularly good to see at the front of the car and the rear wheel houses. In the case of the racing version, the striking single-frame grille of the Audi RS 5 is made of a very thin transparency. Around the rear wheel arches, the restrictive DTM regulations offer the engineers the biggest latitude. Consequently, the wheel arches were optimised for maximum downforce and maximum efficiency. At the same time, the component’s accuracy of fit also was improved another time, resulting in an improved aero performance. The four-litre V8 engine of the Audi RS 5 DTM remained basically unmodified but its horsepower output was increased to more than 500bhp. To achieve the desired power enhancement, the Audi engineers modified the intake system and the cooling system. Furthermore, they adapted details to achieve the same level of reliability as witnessed in the past. After all, a DTM engine has to survive the entire engine.